Il Magistero

Giancarlo De Carlo, Urbino, 1976

 

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Within the picturesque brick envelope of the Magistero, its major spaces are formally carved out as clearly as the cortile of the nearby Ducal Palace 

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  • Within the picturesque brick envelope of the Magistero, its major spaces are formally carved out as clearly as the cortile of the nearby Ducal Palace    
  • Il Magistero    
  • A city of brick and tile     
  • Looking down via Saffi, past the church that is absorbed into Il Magistero, to the campagna beyond    
  • Inhabited nooks and corridors alive with daily use    
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  • The discreet entrance    
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  • Views over Urbino and its territory from the roof gardens of Il Magistero     
  • Inhabited nooks and corridors alive with daily use    
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  • Students on narrow bridge to the roof garden    
  • Roof garden at dusk    
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  • Roof garden at dawn    
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  • View into the conical rooflight     
  • View into the conical rooflight    
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  • Teaching spaces under the conical rooflight. There are 11 rooms, 10 of which can combine to form one huge conference hall..jpg    
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  • Plan level -2.40    
  • Plan level 4.10    
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  • Plan level 10.70    
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  • section A-A    
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  • View of the site showing nearby Church of San Bernardino and the more distant countryside    
  • Cutaway model reveals the interior of the aula magna or congress hall    
  • Side view shows continuous brick fabric and changes of level    
  • View of the site showing nearby Church of San Bernardino and the more distant countryside    
  • Skylight on completion    
  • Demolition in progress    
  • Skylight details    

School of Education built for the University of Urbino constructed of brick and dug into the hilly landscape

The building provides additional educational and public facilities including a library, teaching rooms for seminars, and a congress hall.

The building is entered from the tight pedestrian streets of the town onto the upper level of the building, which is built into the hillside. On the same level is a cluster of lecture theatres which are arranged in semicircular form and lit by a great skylight, sloping down to the lower floors.

Between these bold geometric shapes and the boundaries of the site are a number of foyers and circulation areas which have the feel of public places. Circular stairs and ramps have been included, to remind of the topography of the hill town outside.

Data

  • Begun: 1968
  • Completed: 1976
  • Sector: Education
  • Address: Il Magistero, University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy

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